Big Weekend of Drafting Ahead in the 2018 FPC

Draft a Footballguys Team Tonight

Watching Games + Drafting Teams = Nothing Better

The 2018 Footballguys Players Championship is fast approaching 300 completed drafts already. More than $2,100,000 in prizes will be awarded after the 2018 season including the $250,000 grand prize. At only a $350 entry fee, can you afford not to play in this tournament?

As a reminder, there are TWO “pre-season” free agency processes. The first is scheduled on the Friday prior to Labor Day weekend, at 10 pm ET for any FPC league which draft concludes on or before the Thursday prior to Labor Day weekend. The second is scheduled on Wednesday after Labor Day weekend, at 10 pm ET for any FPC league which draft concludes on or before Tuesday, after Labor Day weekend. All FPC leagues drafted on or after Wednesday, after Labor Day weekend will begin free agency after NFL Week 1 has concluded.

You’ll get your draft slot as soon as your league fills–which won’t take long, we promise! The prize pool–paying all the way down to 700th place–will still remain the same, as will the two preseason waiver wires we introduced last season as well. And the league prize values are up to $2300 this season as well, so grab your preferred draft times and dates now!

Simply click on JOIN button on the registration page to get in on the fun now!

League Openings Entry Draft
FootballGuys #12296 11 of 12 $350 TODAY 2:30p E
FootballGuys #9890 9 of 12 $350 TODAY 4p E
FootballGuys #9891 6 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 7p E
FootballGuys #11958 11 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 8p E
FootballGuys #9907 9 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 9p E
FootballGuys #11959 9 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 10p E
FootballGuys #9908 12 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 11p E
FootballGuys #9998 11 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 11:55p E
FootballGuys #11960  12 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 1a E
FootballGuys #11961 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 11a E
FootballGuys #9892 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 1p E
FootballGuys #11963 11 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 3p E
FootballGuys #9893 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 4p E
FootballGuys #11964 11 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 5:30p E
FootballGuys #9894 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 7p E
FootballGuys #11965 7 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 8p E
FootballGuys #12022 10 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 9p E

Slow Drafts Set To Close This Weekend

If you want to grab one more slow draft team, act now!

Because we want them all done in time for the season, we won’t be opening any more for 2018 after this weekend.

Since Alshon Jeffery’s recovery from surgery was announced, he has been slowly sliding down FFPC draft boards. Find out where he is being selected when you join one of our FFPC Best Ball leagues today. We have a couple of different options and several different price points to pick from. Check out the links below to sign up and draft today:

Register For Best Ball & More Drafts Here

Dynasties Drawing To a Close for ’18

Simmie Cobbs, despite his stellar college career, is in a fight to make the Washington roster. But with new faces in his wide receiver group and a new quarterback, could he move into a fantasy-worthy role? Find out where exactly he’s being selected in our dynasty start-up drafts and dynasty superflex leagues. And if you’re a dynasty rookie, feel free to join one of our First Time Dynasty Owners Only leagues. Hop in any one of these options at the link below to start building your next championship squad now!

Register For Dynasty Start-Up Drafts Here

FFPC Room Rate Set To Close Soon

Time is running out to get hooked up on your room on the Strip! As a reminder,Planet Hollywood is welcoming the FFPC players with exclusive, reduced room rates. And recently, hotel rates in Vegas have spiked–but not for us! Here’s a comparison of what you’d pay without our group code:

With FFPC Group Discount Without FFPC Group Discount
Tuesday $79 $132-190
Wednesday $79 $132-190
Thursday $79 $132-190
Friday $179 $244-286
Saturday $179 $244-286

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: FFPC room rates will be cut off soon, the time to book is now! Planet Hollywood will be sold out for our weekend, so don’t delay! Please click the link below to book your stay this year at Planet Hollywood below.

https://aws.passkey.com/go/SMFFP8

Also, if you considering a Vegas location to watch your newly drafted players in action, contact our wonderful Vegas host Greg Sidoris today at (216) 299-5390 or (855) VIP-HOST. You can also email him at CasinoConnectionUSA@gmail.com. Thanks to Greg, we are also able to get Sunday seating to FFPC players that are staying at Planet Hollywood (or other Caesars Entertainment properties booked through Sidoris). An all-day seat in one of their sportsbooks, lounges or restaurants for Week 1 NFL viewing will only set you back 10 bucks. (This is limited to roughly 100 seats.)

Thefinal early draft slot announcement deadline for the 2018 FFPC Main Event is fast approaching, players! Register and pay in full (or your remaining balance) by SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH, and you’ll get your Main Event draft slot two days later on Tuesday!

And if you’re already registered and wanted to pick up another team, you’ll get one for $1500. That’s $300 off the normal price of your first team!

To pay your balance to get your draft slot, simply log into your account, and click on the “Pay Balance” button on your “My Teams” page. You can always email Chris Lambert directly as well if you have any other questions.

Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:

  • $250,000 grand prize
  • $2.2 Million total prize pool
  • $11,000 league prizes
  • Championship round payouts down to 100th place
  • Hard cap of 1,800 total entries
  • The prize pool is protected in an attorney escrow
  • 42 draft times to choose from (7 Live and 35 Online)
  • Live events to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

2018 FFPC Main Event Draft Dates/Times

Terminator More Than 75% Sold Out

The 2018 FFPC Terminator Tournament is already off and running with a guaranteed $25,000 grand prize, an increase of 150 percent from last season! This is truly a unique way to play fantasy football and we’re proud to call it an FFPC exclusive, especially since it now has a $100,000 prize pool as well. The Terminator concept was created in 2009, and it is actually quite simple. By adding just a few tweaks to the standard Draft Experts format, it completely alters it and creates this brand new format that has proven to be exciting and challenging. Did one of your players get injured or is underperforming? Terminate him!

Register for the 2018 Terminator Tournament Here

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

 

Awe & Elliott on KFFSC Preview

In the guys’ annual 2018 Kentucky Fantasy Football State Championship preview, the 2017 KFFSC Main Event champ Kurt Awe drops by to talk about how he got it done last season as well as how he plans on trying to repeat this year. Plus KFFSC commish Ferrell Elliott joins the program to discuss some draft strategy in both the 2018 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main Event and Footballguys Players Championship. Plus your hosts Eric Balkman and David A. Gerczak give you the latest ADP swings in FFPC Best Ball Leagues and FFPC Dynasty Leagues as well! The guys, of course, also answer your calls, tweets, emails and more all on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour!

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Awe/Elliott episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via the HSFF Hour websiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


2018 FPC On Pace For Early Sellout

Get in Now While You Can

Get an FPC Team For $350 or a 3-Pack with a $50 Discount

The 2018 Footballguys Players Championship.is flying by with drafts popping off all the time. No need to wait to join any longer! At only a $350 entry fee, can you afford not to play in this tournament?

The 2018 FPC features a $250,000 Grand Prize
and more than $2,100,000 in total prizes!

  • Championship round prizes paying down to 700th place.
  • League prizes are $2,300 with $1,800 (2019 Main Event entry value, $1,500 Cash) for first place and $500 for second.
  • The contest is capped at 7,800 teams, and all prizes are guaranteed
  • The entire prize pool is escrowed for the ultimate in prize protection.
  • Drafts run until just before kickoff on September 6th.
  • $350 to enter. Buy a three-pack of teams for $1,000 (save $50).

View the 2018 FPC Prize Structure here

You’ll get your draft slot as soon as your league fills–which won’t take long, we promise! The prize pool–paying all the way down to 700th place–will still remain the same, as will the two preseason waiver wires as well, so grab your preferred draft times and dates today!

Simply click on JOIN button on the registration page to get in now!

League Openings  Entry  Draft
FootballGuys #12229  10 of 12 $350 TODAY 1:00pm E
FootballGuys #11944 11 of 12 $350 TODAY 4:00pm E
FootballGuys #9856 6 of 12 $350 TODAY 7:00pm E
FootballGuys #11945 12 of 12 $350 TODAY 8:00pm E
FootballGuys #9857 3 of 12 $350 TODAY 9:00pm E
FootballGuys #11946 12 of 12 $350 TODAY 10:00pm E
FootballGuys #9858 10 of 12 $350 TODAY 11:00pm E
FootballGuys #11947 12 of 12 $350 TODAY 11:55pm E
FootballGuys #12231 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 1:00pm E
FootballGuys #11948 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 4:00pm E
FootballGuys #9859 9 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 7:00pm E
FootballGuys #11949 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 8:00pm E
FootballGuys #9860 9 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 9:00pm E
FootballGuys #11950 11 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 10:00pm E
FootballGuys #9861 11 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 11:00pm E
FootballGuys #11951 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 11:55pm E

Register For the Time and Date You Want Right Now

Main Event 70 Percent Full

With spots getting more sparse each day in the 2018 FFPC Main Event, don’t waste any more time in jumping in! Remember that the $250,000 grand prize and $2,200.000 million prize structure is guaranteed regardless of the final amount of entries. And the Main Event kicks off in just 16 DAYS!

And if you’re already registered and wanted to pick up another team, you’ll get one for $1500. That’s $300 off the normal price of your first team!

Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:

  • $250,000 grand prize
  • $2.2 Million total prize pool
  • $11,000 league prizes
  • Championship round payouts down to 100th place
  • Hard cap of 1,800 total entries
  • The prize pool is protected in an attorney escrow
  • 42 draft times to choose from (7 Live and 35 Online)
  • Live events to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Planet Hollywood is welcoming the FFPC players with exclusive, reduced room rates. And recently, hotel rates in Vegas have spiked–but not for us! Here’s a comparison of what you’d pay without our group code:

With FFPC Group Discount Without FFPC Group Discount
Tuesday $79 $132-190
Wednesday $79 $132-190
Thursday $79 $132-190
Friday $179 $244-286
Saturday $179 $244-286

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: Please click the link below to book your stay this year at Planet Hollywood below:

https://aws.passkey.com/go/SMFFP8

In addition, we once again have the services of our wonderful FFPC Live Event group host, Greg Sidoris, who will help you with your stay and any other Vegas-related needs. Please contact Greg at (216) 299-5390 or (855) VIP-HOST. You can also email him at CasinoConnectionUSA@gmail.com.

And thanks to Greg, we are able to get Sunday seating to FFPC players that are staying at Planet Hollywood (or other Caesars Entertainment properties booked through Sidoris). An all-day seat in one of their sportsbooks, lounges or restaurants for Week 1 NFL viewing will only set you back 10 bucks. (This is limited to roughly 100 seats.)

Register Your Main Event Entries Now!

Join Live & Slow Dynasties Now

Making his mark in the Texans preseason has been rookie tight end Jordan Akins, and Houston has a lot of options that they can go with at tight end right now. In the same way, you now have a lot of options in your dynasty selection with the FFPC–in addition to our regular slow dynasty drafts, we’re now offering live dynasty “fast” drafts as well! The details are below:

  • Start August 29th through September 2nd
  • From $77 to $500
  • Standard format only
  • 90 seconds per pick
  • Trades can be made during the draft, but not while on the clock

As a reminder, dynasty rookies can now join the FFPC’s “1st Time Dynasty Owners Only” leagues. When you’re on the page that has our dynasty start-up drafts or dynasty Superflex leagues listed, you’ll also have the option of joining other first-timers and playing against each other for years to come. Hop in one of them at the link below to start building your next dominant squad today:

As a reminder, we are getting short on time to offer new start-up leagues this summer. Don’t wait to join as these will be gone before you know it. Only a few weeks left to jump in, everyone!

Register For Dynasty Start-Up Drafts Here

Openings in VP Cash Leagues

Since FFPC’s launch in 2008, we’ve used the Victory Points leagues format for our high stakes leagues like the $5,000-entry Big Payback, the $10,000-entry High Society and all FFPC Dynasty leagues. The Victory Points (aka VP) format quickly became a player favorite as it created extremely competitive and exciting league dynamics. VPs also enhanced H2H league play by making it more fun and less random! Naturally, it only made sense to offer even more leagues in the VP format so we introduced the Victory Points Cash Leagues. Drafts are all held online and are offered as Slow or Live online drafts. Entry fees are at $500, $750, $1000 and $2500 price points with excellent prize payouts.

2018 FFPC Victory Points Leagues Dates and Times

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

Classic & Best Ball Leagues Tonight

What will Jarvis Landry do for an encore on tonight’s episode of Hard Knocks? Check it out and draft at the same time! Find out exactly where he’s going when you join a league today! We have a couple of different options and several different price points to pick from. Check out the links below to sign up and draft on the last day of July:

Register For Best Ball Drafts & More Here

Thanks for reading, everyone! Remember to join a few (live or slow) dynasty start-up drafts before they’re gone this year and some Main Event leagues to enjoy at Planet Hollywood or the comfort of your own home next month! And if you haven’t already, make sure you’re booking your discounted room on the Strip now!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


[URGENT] Draft Slot Deadline Is Tonight; FPC Drafts Begin at 4

Get Main Event Draft Slots Early

All Teams Paid by Midnight Tonight Get Slots Wednesday

Zero your balance and/or grab a few more teams, everyone! The second 2018 FFPC Main Event Early Draft Slots announcement deadline is here! Register and pay in full (or your remaining balance) by MIDNIGHT PT, and you’ll get your Main Event draft slot on Wednesday!
And if you’re already registered and wanted to pick up another team, you’ll get one for $1500. That’s $300 off the normal price of your first team!

To pay your balance to get your draft slot, simply log into your account, and click on the “Pay Balance” button on your “My Teams” page. You can always email Chris Lambert directly as well if you have any other questions.

Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:

  • $250,000 grand prize
  • $2.2 Million total prize pool
  • $11,000 league prizes
  • Championship round payouts down to 100th place
  • Hard cap of 1,800 total entries
  • The prize pool is protected in an attorney escrow
  • 42 draft times to choose from (7 Live and 35 Online)
  • Live events to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

2018 FFPC Main Event Draft Dates/Times

As a reminder, Planet Hollywood is welcoming the FFPC players with exclusive, reduced room rates. And recently, hotel rates in Vegas have spiked–but not for us! Here’s a comparison of what you’d pay without our group code:

With FFPC Group Discount Without FFPC Group Discount
Tuesday $79 $132-190
Wednesday $79 $132-190
Thursday $79 $132-190
Friday $179 $244-286
Saturday $179 $244-286

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: Please click the link below to book your stay this year at Planet Hollywood below:

https://aws.passkey.com/go/SMFFP8

Also, if you considering a Vegas location to watch your newly drafted players in action, contact our wonderful Vegas host Greg Sidoris today at (216) 299-5390 or (855) VIP-HOST. You can also email him at CasinoConnectionUSA@gmail.com. Thanks to Greg, we are also able to get Sunday seating to FFPC players that are staying at Planet Hollywood (or other Caesars Entertainment properties booked through Sidoris). An all-day seat in one of their sportsbooks, lounges or restaurants for Week 1 NFL viewing will only set you back 10 bucks. (This is limited to roughly 100 seats.)

Draft Your $250,000 Winner Today

The 2018 Footballguys Players Championship has been filling multiple drafts per day including nearly two dozen over the last 48 hours. More than $2,100,000 in prizes will be awarded after the 2018 season including the $250,000 grand prize. At only a $350 entry fee, can you afford not to play in this tournament?

As a reminder, there are TWO “pre-season” free agency processes. The first is scheduled on the Friday prior to Labor Day weekend, at 10 pm ET for any FPC league which draft concludes on or before the Thursday prior to Labor Day weekend. The second is scheduled on Wednesday after Labor Day weekend, at 10 pm ET for any FPC league which draft concludes on or before Tuesday, after Labor Day weekend. All FPC leagues drafted on or after Wednesday, after Labor Day weekend will begin free agency after NFL Week 1 has concluded.

You’ll get your draft slot as soon as your league fills–which won’t take long, we promise! The prize pool–paying all the way down to 700th place–will still remain the same, as will the two preseason waiver wires we introduced last season as well. And the league prize values are up to $2300 this season as well, so grab your preferred draft times and dates now!

Simply click on JOIN button on the registration page to get in on the fun now!

League Openings Entry Draft
FootballGuys #11940 12 of 12 $350 4:00pE
FootballGuys #9853 11 of 12 $350 7:00p E
FootballGuys #11941 12 of 12 $350 8:00p E
FootballGuys #9854 7 of 12 $350 9:00p E
FootballGuys #11942 12 of 12 $350 10:00p E
FootballGuys #9855 11 of 12 $350 11:00p E
FootballGuys #11943 12 of 12 $350 11:55p E

 

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


2nd Draft Slot Deadline Tomorrow; Draft in the FPC Today

2nd Draft Slot Deadline Tomorrow

Get Additional 2018 Main Event Teams at $300 Off

Don’t miss out prepping for your next step to glory today! The second 2018 FFPC Main Event Early Draft Slots announcement deadline is fast approaching, players! Register and pay in full (or your remaining balance) by TOMORROW, and you’ll get your Main Event draft slot two days later on Wednesday!

And if you’re already registered and wanted to pick up another team, you’ll get one for $1500. That’s $300 off the normal price of your first team!

To pay your balance to get your draft slot, simply log into your account, and click on the “Pay Balance” button on your “My Teams” page. You can always email Chris Lambert directly as well if you have any other questions.

Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:

  • $250,000 grand prize
  • $2.2 Million total prize pool
  • $11,000 league prizes
  • Championship round payouts down to 100th place
  • Hard cap of 1,800 total entries
  • The prize pool is protected in an attorney escrow
  • 42 draft times to choose from (7 Live and 35 Online)
  • Live events to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

2018 FFPC Main Event Draft Dates/Times

As a reminder, Planet Hollywood is welcoming the FFPC players with exclusive, reduced room rates. And recently, hotel rates in Vegas have spiked–but not for us! Here’s a comparison of what you’d pay without our group code:

With FFPC Group Discount Without FFPC Group Discount
Tuesday $79 $132-190
Wednesday $79 $132-190
Thursday $79 $132-190
Friday $179 $244-286
Saturday $179 $244-286

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: Please click the link below to book your stay this year at Planet Hollywood below:

https://aws.passkey.com/go/SMFFP8

Also, if you considering a Vegas location to watch your newly drafted players in action, contact our wonderful Vegas host Greg Sidoris today at (216) 299-5390 or (855) VIP-HOST. You can also email him at CasinoConnectionUSA@gmail.com. Thanks to Greg, we are also able to get Sunday seating to FFPC players that are staying at Planet Hollywood (or other Caesars Entertainment properties booked through Sidoris). An all-day seat in one of their sportsbooks, lounges or restaurants for Week 1 NFL viewing will only set you back 10 bucks. (This is limited to roughly 100 seats.)

Take Your Shot at $250,000

The 2018 Footballguys Players Championship is full steam ahead with much of the action from Preseason Week 1 already in the books. More than $2,100,000 in prizes will be awarded after the 2018 season including the $250,000 grand prize. At only a $350 entry fee, can you afford not to play in this tournament?

As a reminder, there are TWO “pre-season” free agency processes. The first is scheduled on the Friday prior to Labor Day weekend, at 10 pm ET for any FPC league which draft concludes on or before the Thursday prior to Labor Day weekend. The second is scheduled on Wednesday after Labor Day weekend, at 10 pm ET for any FPC league which draft concludes on or before Tuesday, after Labor Day weekend. All FPC leagues drafted on or after Wednesday, after Labor Day weekend will begin free agency after NFL Week 1 has concluded.

You’ll get your draft slot as soon as your league fills–which won’t take long, we promise! The prize pool–paying all the way down to 700th place–will still remain the same, as will the two preseason waiver wires we introduced last season as well. And the league prize values are up to $2300 this season as well, so grab your preferred draft times and dates now!

Simply click on JOIN button on the registration page to get in on the fun now!

League Openings  Entry  Draft
FootballGuys #11935  11 of 12 $350 11:00a E
FootballGuys #9851 12 of 12 $350 1:00p E
FootballGuys #9852 10 of 12 $350 4:00p E
FootballGuys #11936 12 of 12 $350 5:00p E
FootballGuys #9834 10 of 12 $350 7:00p E
FootballGuys #11937 12 of 12 $350 8:00p E
FootballGuys #9835 10 of 12 $350 9:00p E
FootballGuys #11938 12 of 12 $350 10:00p E
FootballGuys #9836 11 of 12 $350 11:00p E
FootballGuys #11939 11 of 12 $350 11:55p E

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Only 85 Hours Left For You!

Got Your Draft Spots Yet?

Additional 2018 Main Event Teams Now Only $1500.

Now is the time to take your next step towards a $250,000 grand prize in the journey of a lifetime. The second 2018 FFPC Main Event Early Draft Slots announcement deadline is fast approaching, players! Register and pay in full (or your remaining balance) by MONDAY, and you’ll get your Main Event draft slot two days later on Wednesday!

And if you’re already registered and wanted to pick up another team, you’ll get one for $1500. That’s $300 off the normal price of your first team!

To pay your balance to get your draft slot, simply log into your account, and click on the “Pay Balance” button on your “My Teams” page. You can always email Chris Lambert directly as well if you have any other questions.

Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:

  • $250,000 grand prize
  • $2.2 Million total prize pool
  • $11,000 league prizes
  • Championship round payouts down to 100th place
  • Hard cap of 1,800 total entries
  • The prize pool is protected in an attorney escrow
  • 42 draft times to choose from (7 Live and 35 Online)
  • Live events to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

2018 FFPC Main Event Draft Dates/Times

As a reminder, Planet Hollywood is welcoming the FFPC players with exclusive, reduced room rates. And recently, hotel rates in Vegas have spiked–but not for us! Here’s a comparison of what you’d pay without our group code:

With FFPC Group Discount Without FFPC Group Discount
Tuesday $79 $132-190
Wednesday $79 $132-190
Thursday $79 $132-190
Friday $179 $244-286
Saturday $179 $244-286

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: Please click the link below to book your stay this year at Planet Hollywood below:

https://aws.passkey.com/go/SMFFP8

Also, if you considering a Vegas location to watch your newly drafted players in action, contact our wonderful Vegas host Greg Sidoris today at (216) 299-5390 or (855) VIP-HOST. You can also email him at CasinoConnectionUSA@gmail.com. Thanks to Greg, we are also able to get Sunday seating to FFPC players that are staying at Planet Hollywood (or other Caesars Entertainment properties booked through Sidoris). An all-day seat in one of their sportsbooks, lounges or restaurants for Week 1 NFL viewing will only set you back 10 bucks. (This is limited to roughly 100 seats.)

Ring in Preseason with an FPC Draft

The 2018 Footballguys Players Championship is full steam ahead with much of the action from Preseason Week 1 already in the books. More than $2,100,000 in prizes will be awarded after the 2018 season including the $250,000 grand prize. At only a $350 entry fee, can you afford not to play in this tournament?

As a reminder, there are TWO “pre-season” free agency processes. The first is scheduled on the Friday prior to Labor Day weekend, at 10 pm ET for any FPC league which draft concludes on or before the Thursday prior to Labor Day weekend. The second is scheduled on Wednesday after Labor Day weekend, at 10 pm ET for any FPC league which draft concludes on or before Tuesday, after Labor Day weekend. All FPC leagues drafted on or after Wednesday, after Labor Day weekend will begin free agency after NFL Week 1 has concluded.

You’ll get your draft slot as soon as your league fills–which won’t take long, we promise! The prize pool–paying all the way down to 700th place–will still remain the same, as will the two preseason waiver wires we introduced last season as well. And the league prize values are up to $2300 this season as well, so grab your preferred draft times and dates now!

Simply click on JOIN button on the registration page to get in on the fun now!

League Openings  Entry  Draft
FootballGuys #11294 2 of 12 $350 TODAY 1:00p E
FootballGuys #11295 12 of 12 $350 TODAY 4:00p E
FootballGuys #9828 11 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 7:00p E
FootballGuys #9829 6 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 9:00p E
FootballGuys #9830 12 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 10:30p E
FootballGuys #11930 12 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 11:55p E
FootballGuys #9849 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 1:00p E
FootballGuys #9850 11 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 4:00p E
FootballGuys #9831 7 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 7:00p E
FootballGuys #11931 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 8:00p E
FootballGuys #9832 7 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 9:00p E
FootballGuys #11932 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 10:00p E
FootballGuys #9833 11 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 11:00p E
FootballGuys #11933 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 11:55p E
FootballGuys #11934 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 1:00a E
FootballGuys #11935  12 of 12 $350 Sun 11:00a E
FootballGuys #9851 12 of 12 $350 Sun 1:00p E
FootballGuys #9852 10 of 12 $350 Sun 4:00p E
FootballGuys #11936 12 of 12 $350 Sun 5:00p E
FootballGuys #9834 10 of 12 $350 Sun 7:00p E
FootballGuys #11937 12 of 12 $350 Sun 8:00p E
FootballGuys #9835 10 of 12 $350 Sun 9:00p E
FootballGuys #11938 12 of 12 $350 Sun 10:00p E
FootballGuys #9836 11 of 12 $350 Sun 11:00p E
FootballGuys #11939 11 of 12 $350 Sun 11:55p E

Start-Ups Set To End Soon

Could the end come sooner rather than later for Greg Olsen in Carolina? If so, Ian Thomas (above) makes for a good add in dynasty drafts right now. Find out where exactly he’s being selected in our dynasty start-up drafts and dynasty superflexleagues. And if you’re a dynasty rookie, feel free to join one of our First Time Dynasty Owners Only leagues. Hop in any one of these options at the link below to start building your next championship squad now!

Register For Dynasty Start-Up Drafts Here

Plenty of August Drafting Fun For You

When he’s healthy, he’s a league-winner. But that has been easier said than done by Jordan Reed over the last couple of years. Will you make him an integral part of your squad in 2018? Find out where he is being selected when you join one of our FFPC Best Ball leagues today. We have a couple of different options and several different price points to pick from. Check out the links below to sign up and draft today:

Register For Best Ball & More Drafts Here

Fewer Than 35 Spots Left

The 2018 FFPC Super Bracket Tournament is a unique contest that combines the traditional head-to-head regular season with the excitement of a single-game elimination, tournament-style bracket in the playoffs. Drafts will be conducted live, in-person at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, but are also available online, for those not making the trip. This is a limited seat tournament with only 96 teams participating. The Super Bracket grand prize is $10,000 with over $60,000 in total guaranteed prizes.

Register for the 2018 Super Bracket Tournament Here

Michael Nazarek on HSFF Hour

A former league champ in the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main EventMichael Nazarek from Fantasy Football Mastermind discusses the results of his 2018 FFPC Pros Vs. Joes Challenge draft with hosts Eric Balkman and David A. Gerczak. Plus Dave and Balky discuss how the NFL preseason and training camps are affecting player movement in both the Footballguys Players Championship and FFPC Best Ball Leagues, and give you a few players to remember if you have an upcoming start-up in any FFPC Dynasty Leagues and much more! The guys, of course, also answer your calls, tweets, emails and more all on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour!

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Nazarek episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via the HSFF Hour websiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


The FFPC iOS Mobile App Is Live

FFPC iPhone & iPad App Is Here

Use It To Deposit Funds, Register For Leagues & Drafting

It’s here, it’s here! After developing and fine-tuning it, the FFPC iOS Mobile App for the iPhone and iPad is now available to download it in the App Store!

A few important things to keep in mind:

  • This is our first live version, so more enhancements will follow.
  • This version allows you to select and register for leagues, deposit funds and most importantly, DRAFT!
  • “In-Season Management” pages are not on the app yet, so you don’t need to look for them.
  • The “Draft Board” link inside the draft room will open externally in your Safari mobile browser. You may need to log in the first time you use this function.
  • The Android version is being worked on, but we do not have an ETA on launch. Our sincerest apologies to all FFPC Android customers.
  • If you have any criticism on the app, please be kind and do not list it in as a review on the App Store. Submit it to us at support@myffpc.com instead. Our dev team has worked hard on this project and will continue making improvements based on your feedback.

Download the FFPC Mobile App Here

Thanks for reading, and have fun drafting with the new app!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


[URGENT] 2nd 2018 Main Event Draft Slot Announcement Approaching

Draft Slot Deadline #2 on Monday

Get Your Main Event Teams To Find Out Where You Draft

If you missed out on the first Main Event Early Draft Slot Announcement, don’t worry–there’s still time! Take your next step towards a $250,000 grand prize in the journey of a lifetime. The second 2018 FFPC Main Event Early Draft Slots announcement deadline is fast approaching, players! Register and pay in full (or your remaining balance) by Monday, August 13th, and you’ll get your Main Event draft slot by August 16th!

And if you’re already registered and wanted to pick up another team, you’ll get one for $1500. That’s $300 off the normal price of your first team!

To pay your balance to get your draft slot, simply log into your account, and click on the “Pay Balance” button on your “My Teams” page. You can always email Chris Lambert directly as well if you have any other questions.
Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:

  • $250,000 grand prize
  • $2.2 Million total prize pool
  • $11,000 league prizes
  • Championship round payouts down to 100th place
  • Hard cap of 1,800 total entries
  • The prize pool is protected in an attorney escrow
  • 42 draft times to choose from (7 Live and 35 Online)
  • Live events to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Planet Hollywood is welcoming the FFPC players with exclusive, reduced room rates. And recently, hotel rates in Vegas have spiked–but not for us! Here’s a comparison of what you’d pay without our group code:

With FFPC Group Discount Without FFPC Group Discount
Tuesday $79 $132-190
Wednesday $79 $132-190
Thursday $79 $132-190
Friday $179 $244-286
Saturday $179 $244-286

 

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: Please click the link below to book your stay this year at Planet Hollywood below:

https://aws.passkey.com/go/SMFFP8

In addition, we once again have the services of our wonderful FFPC Live Event group host, Greg Sidoris, who will help you with your stay and any other Vegas-related needs. Please contact Greg at (216) 299-5390 or (855) VIP-HOST. You can also email him at CasinoConnectionUSA@gmail.com.

And thanks to Greg, we are able to get Sunday seating to FFPC players that are staying at Planet Hollywood (or other Caesars Entertainment properties booked through Sidoris). An all-day seat in one of their sportsbooks, lounges or restaurants for Week 1 NFL viewing will only set you back 10 bucks. (This is limited to roughly 100 seats.)

Register Your Main Event Entries Now!

 

Get in with the FPC Competition Now

The 2018 Footballguys Players Championship.is flying by with drafts popping off all the time. No need to wait to join any longer! At only a $350 entry fee, can you afford not to play in this tournament?

The 2018 FPC features a $250,000 Grand Prize
and more than $2,100,000 in total prizes!

  • Championship round prizes paying down to 700th place.
  • League prizes are $2,300 with $1,800 (2019 Main Event entry value, $1,500 Cash) for first place and $500 for second.
  • The contest is capped at 7,800 teams, and all prizes are guaranteed
  • The entire prize pool is escrowed for the ultimate in prize protection.
  • Drafts run until just before kickoff on September 6th.
  • $350 to enter. Buy a three-pack of teams for $1,000 (save $50).

View the 2018 FPC Prize Structure here

You’ll get your draft slot as soon as your league fills–which won’t take long, we promise! The prize pool–paying all the way down to 700th place–will still remain the same, as will the two preseason waiver wires as well, so grab your preferred draft times and dates today!

Simply click on JOIN button on the registration page to get in now!

League Openings Entry  Draft
FootballGuys #9785 9 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 7:00p E
FootballGuys #11924 11 of 12 $350 TONGIHT 8:30p E
FootballGuys #9786 5 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 10:00p E
FootballGuys #11667 12 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 1:30p E
FootballGuys #11927 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 4:00p E
FootballGuys #9787 11 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 7:00p E
FootballGuys #11926 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 8:30p E
FootballGuys #9788 8 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 10:00p E
FootballGuys #11668 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 11:30p E
FootballGuys #11928 12 of 12 $350 Thu 4:00p E
FootballGuys #9825 12 of 12 $350 Thu 7:00p E
FootballGuys #9826 11 of 12 $350 Thu 9:00p E
FootballGuys #9827 10 of 12 $350 Thu 11:00p E
FootballGuys #11669 12 of 12 $350 Thu 11:55p E

Register For the Time and Date You Want Right Now

Live Dynasty Drafts Filling Up Today

Bengals rookie receiver Auden Tate is looking fast in Cincinnati’s live practices so far, and to that end, we wanted to let you know that in addition to our regular slow dynasty drafts, we’re now offering live dynasty “fast” drafts as well! The details are below:

  • Start August 29th through September 2nd
  • From $77 to $500
  • Standard format only
  • 90 seconds per pick
  • Trades can be made during the draft, but not while on the clock

As a reminder, dynasty rookies can now join the FFPC’s “1st Time Dynasty Owners Only” leagues. When you’re on the page that has our dynasty start-up drafts or dynasty Superflex leagues listed, you’ll also have the option of joining other first-timers and playing against each other for years to come. Hop in one of them at the link below to start building your next dominant squad today:

As a reminder, we are getting short on time to offer new start-up leagues this summer. Don’t wait to join as these will be gone before you know it. Only a few weeks left to jump in, everyone!

Register For Dynasty Start-Up Drafts Here

The Terminator Tourney Underway

The 2018 FFPC Terminator Tournament is already off and running with a guaranteed $25,000 grand prize, an increase of 150 percent from last season! This is truly a unique way to play fantasy football and we’re proud to call it an FFPC exclusive, especially since it now has a $100,000 prize pool as well. The Terminator concept was created in 2009, and it is actually quite simple. By adding just a few tweaks to the standard Draft Experts format, it completely alters it and creates this brand new format that has proven to be exciting and challenging. Did one of your players get injured or is underperforming? Terminate him!

2018 FFPC Terminator Tournament Dates and Times

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

Best Ball or Classic Drafts, Anyone?

Among the upper echelon of this year’s tight end crop is Kyle Rudolph–what will the impact of his new offensive coordinator and quarterback have on his fantasy output? Find out exactly where he’s going when you join a league today! We have a couple of different options and several different price points to pick from. Check out the links below to sign up and draft on the last day of July:

Register For Best Ball Drafts & More Here

Thanks for reading, everyone! Remember to join a few (live or slow) dynasty start-up drafts before they’re gone this year and some Main Event leagues to enjoy at Planet Hollywood or the comfort of your own home next month! And if you haven’t already, make sure you’re booking your discounted room on the Strip nowAlso, make sure to get your draft slot by paying for your team by Monday!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


The NFL Preseason Is Underway!

2018 Game One Is in the Books

16 FPC Drafts Scheduled This Weekend For You

The 2018 Footballguys Players Championship already has nearly 200 drafts in the books. More than $2,100,000 in prizes will be awarded after the 2018 season including the $250,000 grand prize. At only a $350 entry fee, can you afford not to play in this tournament?

As a reminder, there are TWO “pre-season” free agency processes. The first is scheduled on the Friday prior to Labor Day weekend, at 10 pm ET for any FPC league which draft concludes on or before the Thursday prior to Labor Day weekend. The second is scheduled on Wednesday after Labor Day weekend, at 10 pm ET for any FPC league which draft concludes on or before Tuesday, after Labor Day weekend. All FPC leagues drafted on or after Wednesday, after Labor Day weekend will begin free agency after NFL Week 1 has concluded.

You’ll get your draft slot as soon as your league fills–which won’t take long, we promise! The prize pool–paying all the way down to 700th place–will still remain the same, as will the two preseason waiver wires we introduced last season as well. And the league prize values are up to $2300 this season as well, so grab your preferred draft times and dates now!

Simply click on JOIN button on the registration page to get in on the fun now!

League Openings Entry Draft
FootballGuys #11291 11 of 12 $350 TODAY 1p E
FootballGuys #11292 12 of 12 $350 TODAY 4p E
FootballGuys #9816 9 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 7p E
FootballGuys #11591 12 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 10p E
FootballGuys #9818 10 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 11:30p E
FootballGuys #9845 10 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 1p E
FootballGuys #9846 9 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 4p E
FootballGuys #9819 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 7p E
FootballGuys #9820 11 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 8:30p E
FootballGuys #11592 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 10p E
FootballGuys #9821 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 11:55p E
FootballGuys #9847 11 of 12 $350 Sunday 1p E
FootballGuys #9848 12 of 12 $350 Sunday 4p E
FootballGuys #9822 11 of 12 $350 Sunday 7p E
FootballGuys #9823 12 of 12 $350 Sunday 9p E
FootballGuys #9824 7 of 12 $350 Sunday 11p E
FootballGuys #9783 10 of 12 $350 Monday 7p E

10 Days Until Next Round of Draft Slots

Now is the time to take your next step towards a $250,000 grand prize in the journey of a lifetime. The second 2018 FFPC Main Event Early Draft Slots announcement deadline is fast approaching, players! Register and pay in full (or your remaining balance) by MONDAY, AUGUST 13th, and you’ll get your Main Event draft slot two days later on Wednesday, August 15th!

And if you’re already registered and wanted to pick up another team, you’ll get one for $1500. That’s $300 off the normal price of your first team!

To pay your balance to get your draft slot, simply log into your account, and click on the “Pay Balance” button on your “My Teams” page. You can always email Chris Lambert directly as well if you have any other questions.

Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:

  • $250,000 grand prize
  • $2.2 Million total prize pool
  • $11,000 league prizes
  • Championship round payouts down to 100th place
  • Hard cap of 1,800 total entries
  • The prize pool is protected in an attorney escrow
  • 42 draft times to choose from (7 Live and 35 Online)
  • Live events to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

2018 FFPC Main Event Draft Dates/Times

We also want to remind you that we have plenty of other other high stakes leagues in addition to the Main Event that are drafting live at Planet Hollywood and are continuing to fill at a fast pace. So if you were planning on getting in, now is the time! Remember, also, you save $300 on each additional Main Event team you register today.

2018 FFPC High Stakes Leagues Draft Dates/Times

As a reminder, Planet Hollywood is welcoming the FFPC players with exclusive, reduced room rates. And recently, hotel rates in Vegas have spiked–but not for us! Here’s a comparison of what you’d pay without our group code:

With FFPC Group Discount Without FFPC Group Discount
Tuesday $79 $132-190
Wednesday $79 $132-190
Thursday $79 $132-190
Friday $179 $244-286
Saturday $179 $244-286

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: Please click the link below to book your stay this year at Planet Hollywood below:

https://aws.passkey.com/go/SMFFP8

Also, if you considering a Vegas location to watch your newly drafted players in action, contact our wonderful Vegas host Greg Sidoris today at (216) 299-5390 or (855) VIP-HOST. You can also email him at CasinoConnectionUSA@gmail.com. Thanks to Greg, we are also able to get Sunday seating to FFPC players that are staying at Planet Hollywood (or other Caesars Entertainment properties booked through Sidoris). An all-day seat in one of their sportsbooks, lounges or restaurants for Week 1 NFL viewing will only set you back 10 bucks. (This is limited to roughly 100 seats.)

2018 Dynasties Close To Closing

Is Akrum Wadley the forgotten man in the Titans backfield? An injury to either Derrick Henry or Dion Lewis would certainly make him highly intriguing this season alone, not to mention his dynasty value/ Find out where exactly he’s being selected in our dynasty start-up drafts and dynasty superflex leagues. And if you’re a dynasty rookie, feel free to join one of our First Time Dynasty Owners Onlyleagues. Hop in any one of these options at the link below to start building your next championship squad now!

Register For Dynasty Start-Up Drafts Here

Best Ball Leagues & More All Weekend

One of the most challenging receiving corps to figure out for fantasy purposes this year is over in Los Angeles. How does the new Ram on the block Brandin Cooks fit in with Woods, Kupp and the rest of the pass-catchers? Find out where he is being selected when you join one of our FFPC Best Ball leagues today. We have a couple of different options and several different price points to pick from. Check out the links below to sign up and draft today:

Register For Best Ball & More Drafts Here

2018 FFPC Pros Vs. Joes Recap

Our coverage of the 2018 Pros Vs. Joes competition has wrapped up (special thanks to Darren Armani from FantasyMojo.com for once again doing a fantastic job of putting together an extremely entertaining competition!), but that doesn’t mean you can no longer check out what happened. For your convenience, I have links to all six full draft boards below. And as we get more content from the Pros about their drafts, we’ll be sure to post them here as well! Here are a couple of articles already:

Here are the links to the full draft boards from the drafts:

  1. 2018 FFPC Pros Vs. Joes Eggos League #1
  2. 2018 FFPC Pros Vs. Joes The Upside-Down League #2
  3. 2018 FFPC Pros Vs. Joes Rudy Does It Again League #3
  4. 2018 FFPC Pros Vs. Joes The Walkman League #4
  5. 2018 FFPC Pros Vs. Joes Giant Walkie Talkie League #5
  6. 2018 FFPC Pros Vs. Joes Ford Pinto League #6

Opening Game Party a Month Away

Once again, the FFPC will kick off its Vegas events in style by throwing the now legendary opening game viewing party at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. This will be the 11th annual Kickoff Party, and it has truly become an FFPC tradition. Hundreds of fantasy football die-hards in a giant ballroom, guaranteed seating and a massive 20-foot monitor with a custom Dolby surround sound showing the NFL season’s first game of the year!

The FFPC Kickoff Party is free for all FFPC participants!
That’s right, FREE!

But that’s not all. Not only is the Kickoff Party free, there will food served with a great menu, compliments of the FFPC! And don’t forget the fully stocked cash bar which will be open at 4:00 p.m. PT in addition to the free non-alcoholic beverages as well.

This party is the FFPC’s way of saying ‘Thank You’ to all the players that continue supporting our events. Any FFPC player who is listed as a primary participant for the FFPC Main Event or any of the Live Ancillary leagues on Thursday, Friday or Saturday can gain free access. In addition, each primary participant can also bring one (1) guest, free of charge. The Kickoff Party is also open to all other guests at a $50 admission which may be paid in advance or at the door, prior to entering.

IMPORTANT: All attendees MUST PLACE their names as well as the name of their guest on the Kickoff Party guest list. Anyone NOT on the guest list will not gain free entry and be asked to pay the $50 admission. The guest list will remain open until August 31st, 2018. For guest list information please contact Chris Lambert.

 

Abt, Smyly & More Live Draft Coverage

Yours truly and David A. Gerczak broadcast a 2018 Footballguys Players Championship live draft for two hours AT A SPECIAL 9/8C TIME TONIGHT. Competing for a share of the $2,100,000 prize pool as well as a $250,000 grand prize in this draft are previous guests of the show Ray Chung, Kurt Kuekes, Biplab Mandal, Tony Pung, Vince Staffilino, John Terry and Jimmy Wagner. They are joined by Frank Imbornone, Ken Oravecz, Emerson Ramelb, Hudson Kern Reeve and Dean Sykes. Follow the live draft board at YouTube.com/HighStakesFantasyFootball.

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the 2018 FPC Live Draft episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via the HSFF Hour websiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

Also, check out Rotoviz Radio‘s The High-Stakes Lowdown podcast with Michael Abt and Justin Smyly, who beat out more than 7,000 other teams last season to secure the $250,000 grand prize in the 2017 Footballguys Players Championship. In this episode, we discuss what players they already have significant shares of as they prepare to defend their title, how they are handling Josh Gordon in drafts and what trends they’re seeing in 2018 FPC leagues that weren’t there last season.

You can check out a new episode of The High-Stakes Lowdown the first Thursday of each month in the fantasy football “offseason” on Rotoviz.comRotoviz Radio’s BlogTalkRadio channel or iTunes.

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Pros Vs. Joes Closes Tonight; Round 2 of Early Draft Slots Upcoming

Final 2018 PVJ Tonight at 10/9c

Live Pick-by-Pick Analysis While You Watch on YouTube

As a reminder, tonight is the final draft in the 2018 FFPC Pros vs. Joes Challenge! Each of the six league winners will receive a free entry into the 2019 FFPC Main Event, which has a value of $1,800, and it all completes tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET.

We will be showcasing the Pros vs Joes Challenge throughout the fantasy community in an effort to bring maximum exposure not just to the FFPC, but to each of the fantasy sites that many of you players follow in your league preparation and management year after year.

The entire high stakes fantasy football community will be watching these drafts live on YouTube.com/HighStakesFantasyFootball. In addition, all six of the Pros vs. Joes drafts will be covered LIVE on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour podcast with David A. Gerczak and me. Tune in to hear the pick-by-pick action plus interviews from the Pros and the Joes live as they draft their squads.

Here is the draft order for tonight’s Ford Pinto #6:

1    JOE    Sky Eilers
2    PRO    Shane Hallam – Fake Pigskin
3    JOE    Jason Steeves
4    PRO    Scott Barrett – Pro Football Focus
5    JOE    Mark Behrens / Jason Derr
6    PRO    Scott Pianowski – Yahoo! Sports
7    JOE    Glenn Lowy
8    PRO    Michael Nazarek – FF Mastermind
9    JOE    Mike Dente / Adam Angelillo
10    PRO    Matt Schauf – Draft Sharks
11    JOE    Scott Hoyt / Steve Dussek
12    PRO    Josh Moore – 4-for-4

TONIGHT’S LIVE STREAMING DRAFT BOARD (NO AUDIO)

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Ford Pinto episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via the HSFF Hour websiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

Last Chance To Draft in July

The 2018 Footballguys Players Championship.is flying by with drafts popping off all the time. No need to wait to join any longer! At only a $350 entry fee, can you afford not to play in this tournament?

The 2018 FPC features a $250,000 Grand Prize
and more than $2,100,000 in total prizes!

  • Championship round prizes paying down to 700th place.
  • League prizes are $2,300 with $1,800 (2019 Main Event entry value, $1,500 Cash) for first place and $500 for second.
  • The contest is capped at 7,800 teams, and all prizes are guaranteed
  • The entire prize pool is escrowed for the ultimate in prize protection.
  • Drafts run until just before kickoff on September 6th.
  • $350 to enter. Buy a three-pack of teams for $1,000 (save $50).

View the 2018 FPC Prize Structure here

You’ll get your draft slot as soon as your league fills–which won’t take long, we promise! The prize pool–paying all the way down to 700th place–will still remain the same, as will the two preseason waiver wires as well, so grab your preferred draft times and dates today!

Simply click on JOIN button on the registration page to get in now!

League Openings Entry Draft
FootballGuys #9779 11 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 7:00p E
FootballGuys #9780 8 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 10:00p E
FootballGuys #11563 12 of 12 $350 TONIGHT 11:55p E
FootballGuys #9781 10 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 7:00p E
FootballGuys #9782 10 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 10:00p E
FootballGuys #11564 12 of 12 $350 TOMORROW 11:55p E
FootballGuys #9813 11 of 12 $350 Thursday 7:00p E
FootballGuys #9814 10 of 12 $350 Thursday 9:00p E
FootballGuys #11590 12 of 12 $350 Thursday 10:00p E

Register For the Time and Date You Want Right Now

Time’s Running Out on 2018 Dynasty

Can Josh Adams crack the crowded backfield in Philadelphia to make a fantasy impact for the defending champs? Or is he a pick for the future in your next dynasty league? As a reminder, dynasty rookies can now join the FFPC’s “1st Time Dynasty Owners Only” leagues. When you’re on the page that has our dynasty start-up drafts or dynasty Superflex leagues listed, you’ll also have the option of joining other first-timers and playing against each other for years to come. Hop in one of them at the link below to start building your next dominant squad today:

Register For Dynasty Start-Up Drafts Here

Draft Slot Deadline is August 13th

If you missed out on last week’s deadline, don’t worry–there’s still time! Take your next step towards a $250,000 grand prize in the journey of a lifetime. The next 2018 FFPC Main Event Early Draft Slots announcement deadline is fast approaching, players! Register and pay in full (or your remaining balance) by Monday August 13th, and you’ll get your Main Event draft slot by August 16th!

And if you’re already registered and wanted to pick up another team, you’ll get one for $1500. That’s $300 off the normal price of your first team!

To pay your balance to get your draft slot, simply log into your account, and click on the “Pay Balance” button on your “My Teams” page. You can always email Chris Lambert directly as well if you have any other questions.
Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:

  • $250,000 grand prize
  • $2.2 Million total prize pool
  • $11,000 league prizes
  • Championship round payouts down to 100th place
  • Hard cap of 1,800 total entries
  • The prize pool is protected in an attorney escrow
  • 42 draft times to choose from (7 Live and 35 Online)
  • Live events to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Planet Hollywood is welcoming the FFPC players with exclusive, reduced room rates. And recently, hotel rates in Vegas have spiked–but not for us! Here’s a comparison of what you’d pay without our group code:

With FFPC Group Discount Without FFPC Group Discount
Tuesday $79 $132-190
Wednesday $79 $132-190
Thursday $79 $132-190
Friday $179 $244-286
Saturday $179 $244-286

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: Please click the link below to book your stay this year at Planet Hollywood below:

https://aws.passkey.com/go/SMFFP8

In addition, we once again have the services of our wonderful FFPC Live Event group host, Greg Sidoris, who will help you with your stay and any other Vegas-related needs. Please contact Greg at (216) 299-5390 or (855) VIP-HOST. You can also email him at CasinoConnectionUSA@gmail.com.

And thanks to Greg, we are able to get Sunday seating to FFPC players that are staying at Planet Hollywood (or other Caesars Entertainment properties booked through Sidoris). An all-day seat in one of their sportsbooks, lounges or restaurants for Week 1 NFL viewing will only set you back 10 bucks. (This is limited to roughly 100 seats.)

Don’t forget about the other great high stakes leagues going on at Planet Hollywood including–but not limited to–the events below that still have a few openings left:

Get Your Early Draft Slot Here!

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

Open Best Ball Drafts Tonight

Sure, he may not be the most exciting running back to draft, but Lamar Miller could see an overload of touches with D’Onta Foreman’s status up in the air for Week 1. Find out exactly where he’s going when you join a league today! We have a couple of different options and several different price points to pick from. Check out the links below to sign up and draft on the last day of July:

Register For Best Ball Drafts & More Here

Thanks for reading, everyone! Remember to join a few dynasty start-up drafts before they’re gone this year and some live high stakes drafts to enjoy at Planet Hollywood next month! And if you haven’t already, make sure you’re booking your discounted room on the Strip nowAlso, make sure to get your draft slot by paying for your Main Event team by August 13th!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


FFPC Pros Vs. Joes Rolls on with #5 Draft at 9/8c

Pros Vs. Joes #5 Tonight at 9/8c

Follow the action live on The HSFF Hour and YouTube

As a reminder, tonight is the night we have the fifth of six drafts in the 2018 FFPC Pros vs. Joes Challenge! Each of the six league winners will receive a free entry into the 2019 FFPC Main Event, which has a value of $1,800, and we keep the coverage going for you at tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET.

We will be showcasing the Pros vs Joes Challenge throughout the fantasy community in an effort to bring maximum exposure not just to the FFPC, but to each of the fantasy sites that many of you players follow in your league preparation and management year after year.

The entire high stakes fantasy football community will be watching these drafts live on YouTube.com/HighStakesFantasyFootball. In addition, all six of the Pros vs. Joes drafts will be covered LIVE on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour podcast with David A. Gerczak and me. Tune in to hear the pick-by-pick action plus interviews from the Pros and the Joes live as they draft their squads.

Here is the draft order for tonight’s Giant Walkie Talkie League #5:

1    PRO    Jared Smola – DraftSharks
2    JOE    Brent Weaver
3    PRO    Matt Kelley – Player Profiler
4    JOE    Matthew Korn
5    PRO    John Paulsen – 4-for-4
6    JOE    Danny Mueller / Jeremy Roach
7    PRO    Brandon Marianne Lee – Her Fantasy Football
8    JOE    Sean Olander
9    PRO    Mike Beers – Best Ball Command Center
10    JOE    Todd Musgrave / Brad Pinkstaff
11    PRO    Jason Moore – Fantasy Footballers
12    JOE    Norm Kanapsky / Scott Van Sickle

Here is the remaining schedule for the 2018 Pros Vs. Joes Drafts:

  • League #6: Ford Pinto – Tuesday, July 31st 10p ET

TONIGHT’S LIVE STREAMING DRAFT BOARD (NO AUDIO)

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Giant Walkie Talkie episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via the HSFF Hour websiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

Draft a Footballguys Team Today

The 2018 Footballguys Players Championship already has more than 150 drafts in the books. More than $2,100,000 in prizes will be awarded after the 2018 season including the $250,000 grand prize. At only a $350 entry fee, can you afford not to play in this tournament?

As a reminder, there are TWO “pre-season” free agency processes. The first is scheduled on the Friday prior to Labor Day weekend, at 10 pm ET for any FPC league which draft concludes on or before the Thursday prior to Labor Day weekend. The second is scheduled on Wednesday after Labor Day weekend, at 10 pm ET for any FPC league which draft concludes on or before Tuesday, after Labor Day weekend. All FPC leagues drafted on or after Wednesday, after Labor Day weekend will begin free agency after NFL Week 1 has concluded.

You’ll get your draft slot as soon as your league fills–which won’t take long, we promise! The prize pool–paying all the way down to 700th place–will still remain the same, as will the two preseason waiver wires we introduced last season as well. And the league prize values are up to $2300 this season as well, so grab your preferred draft times and dates now!

Simply click on JOIN button on the registration page to get in on the fun now!

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you in the chat room tonight!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
MyFFPC.com